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Noralo and 8 other people liked Ryan Dejonghe's review of Tigerman:
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
"Ahhhhhhhh! You ever read a book and think, “Meh, that was nice.” But then after you close it, it just builds on you. There was something between the lines that planted a seed in you and it grew and grew and grew. That’s what happened to me with Ni..." Read more of this review »
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
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I liked how entertaining this book was, and I like David Mitchell's ability to craft an intriguing story. Despite the above reasons (which really do constitute the bulk of any book's appeal for me), it fell a little flat. I don't read much fantasy, a ...more
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On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee
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I wanted to like this book (then again, what book would I read that I didn't want to like?) - it showed up on quite a few Best of 2014 lists, and it takes place in dystopian Baltimore, which sounded good.

But I HATED the writing. It was as though Lee
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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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California by Edan Lepucki
California
by Edan Lepucki (Goodreads Author)
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There were things I liked about this and things I didn't like.

Liked: the overall story/themes/mystery/realism (despite it being dystopian)

Disliked: oversimplification of the story. Pirates, Spikes, Forms, Communities, The Group - all these generic wo
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Noralo rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
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Better than I thought it would be, and almost as richly textured as a Mountain Goats song. Almost.

But I couldn't help but wonder why Darnielle wrote a whole book just to reiterate the same message over and over. I liked the concept that everything we
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Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
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Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
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Not totally sure what the point of this book was, but I like Amy Bloom's attention to underdogs and practical considerations.
Noralo and 167 other people liked Meghan's review of The Vacationers:
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
"I kept reading in the hopes that someone would drown.

Or maybe at the end of the book the plane would crash and the whole detestable, wealthy, privileged family would die on their way home from Mallorca, where their dream vacation in a giant priva..." Read more of this review »
Noralo rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
The Vacationers
by Emma Straub (Goodreads Author)
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